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A New Age of Glass for Architecture with Plastics
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A New Age of Glass for Architecture with Plastics

In times of gloomy crisis, dark future and opaque globalisation, one wishes for transparency and is not so surprised that glass architecture holds such a tremendous appeal for architects…...
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  • Plastics in the garden
    Daily life 6 min

    Plastics in the garden

    Long gone are the days when the plastics in our gardens were to be found only in cheap furniture. Now, lovers of green spaces are finding that these materials are often highly technological and have a...

  • The plastics that are worth the trip
    Daily life 5 min

    The plastics that are worth the trip

    Although it was still preserve of a certain elite a few decades ago, travel has become more affordable. The Internet revolutionised the organisational side of travel, and polymers made it easier by pr...

  • Tomorrow’s vehicles: polymers lending their weight to the future
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    Tomorrow’s vehicles: polymers lending their weight to the future

    Faced with environmental challenges, the automotive industry must reinvent itself. Their design departments are working hard, using new technologies and new developments in materials. Among which, pla...

  • Plastics appeal to the senses
    Daily life 5 min

    Plastics appeal to the senses

    Plastics and the five senses. Not an unusual subject, as polymers are often involved in enhancing our senses...

  • Fashion: plastics have style
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    Fashion: plastics have style

    Plastics and fashion are a perfect match, and that is nothing new! Initially used for their modernity, their practicality and elasticity soon became their most sought-after characteristics. For some y...

  • Rescue: the helping hand of plastics
    Daily life 6 min

    Rescue: the helping hand of plastics

    Sporting holidays, whether at sea or in the mountains, are not without their dangers. And carelessness is not necessarily always responsible for accidents. Nature, as majestic as it may be, can someti...

  • Plastic packaging: why the hate?
    Daily life 5 min

    Plastic packaging: why the hate?

    Some still consider packaging as mere advertising materials, or even just plain waste. This is a largely unjustified “trial of intention”, in particular with regard to primary packaging which has bene...

  • Construction: plastics on the worksite
    Daily life 7 min

    Construction: plastics on the worksite

    Plastics play a key role in the construction sector. In Europe, over 20% of the polymers produced are used in construction and public works, and innovations keep on coming. Although their intrinsic pr...

  • Plastics dive into the water
    Daily life 6 min

    Plastics dive into the water

    The relationship between plastics and aquatic environments is not always that which immediately comes to mind. They can also be lifesavers: essential for making impure or salty water suitable for cons...

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